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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 442

    A ROMAN GOLD AND EYE AGATE FINGER RING

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND EYE AGATE FINGER RING
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The plain hollow hoop rounded on the interior, carinated on the exterior, the wide shoulders merging with a flat bezel set with a convex oval stone engraved with a composite monster with a winged griffin forepart joined to a coiled fish tail, a frontal bull's head below
    1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) wide; ring size 4


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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, 1985.